Pom-Coke High Court Battle Extends Far Beyond Juice
By Greg Ryan
Law360, New York (January 13, 2014, 9:09 PM EST) -- The U.S. Supreme Court's decision to consider Pom Wonderful LLC's accusations that Coca-Cola Co. mislabeled a juice blend could change the course of not just marketing disputes between business competitors, but also ever-popular consumer class action litigation over food labeling, and even medical device injury lawsuits.
Pom is challenging a Ninth Circuit decision upholding the dismissal of its Lanham Act claims that Coca-Cola misleadingly labeled a product that is more than 99 percent apple and grape juice as pomegranate blueberry blended juice. The Supreme Court agreed...